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Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2019
There are two things that I’ve learned during the past 6 years of reading kids books. #1 - awards are given to books that are most popular with adults, not books that are most popular with kids. #2 - kids couldn’t give two licks about how many medals a book has on its cover. My son hated this book. We read it once, and since then, I’ve asked him if we could read it together, but he says no every time. He would rather re-read his Minerva Louise book for the hundreth time. And I must say that I’m not particularly keen on the book either. The illustrations are downright creepy. All the people look like jaundiced zombies. This book will sit on our shelf for 6 months, and then I’ll send it off to the Salvation Army or recycling bin or something.